Hotel Hacienda Plaza De Armas
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... a headwind and widely regarded as the absolute prolapsed anus of Peru, full of illegal contraband, drunks and thieves. What a goal! We left Ayaviri in a less than positive frame of mind, and given the headwind, it seemed highly unlikely we could reach Juliaca. The only possibility now seemed to be a wild camp on the altiplano and some serious water rationing. But just as Matt was about to turn to the darkside and join Nadine's Peru hate club (a bit like when Luke's hand starts ...
... back. Instead Ben and Paul insisted on carrying it. At the top of the hill Fausto told us to put down the bag and we left him waiting with Teddy while we went to our host families house - the danger had passed. Our hosts were Faustina, the Mama (an Aymara term of respect for women) and her husband from Cuzco, Benito. They lived in a two storey mud brick house with two large bedrooms for visitors on the top floor. We dropped our bags in one of the rooms, ate an ...
... by the lake. The Quechans have had settlements by the lake for 3000years.
We first headed to Puno, the largest city by the lake and the base which people use to see the lake. Lovely hotel called Balsa with comfortable beds, hot shower and good breakfast! The next morning we were picked up by 'trikes' (those bicycle rickshaws that are all over London) and went down to the lake shore where we caught our boat.
First stop was ...
After about a 45 minute boat ride we arrived at the Islas Uros - the famous floating islands. We were given a demonstration of how the islands are built. They harvest blocks of roots from the reeds that grown in abundance around there, tie them together with ropes and then start adding layers of reeds, first a layer one way then one perpendicular and so on. The ...
... little girl.
We are traveling on the boat with a younger crowd, and to
start with we feel affronted that the two of us are given our own guide so we
can travel at our own speed, but the tour operators knew best!
Later we found out later that Scenic Tours, who also
explore this region, won’t take their mostly our age guests ...